Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan told off some top officials who have been criticising her government for taking loans from international bodies.
In a televised address from state house, she said foreign aid was helping her government fulfil its social and development agenda.
She said Tanzania had used the funds prudently to build new health centres and medical facilities unlike other countries that had used such funds to buy protective gear like gloves and masks.
She said the money was also being used to put up new classrooms and learning facilities in many parts of the country.
She said she felt betrayed by those who had been criticising her government for taking the loans.
“It’s sad when a person you trust with so much government responsibility does that to you,” she said.
A day before, parliamentary speaker Job Ndugai publicly apologised for his earlier remarks thought to be criticising President Samia’s government over the loans.